June 2017
Darius Milhaud's

The Guilty Mother

The Garage

Darius Milhaud’s La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother)
U.S. PREMIERE
Libretto by Madeleine Milhaud
Dedicated to Katherine Warne
in partnership with the Darius Milhaud Society

On Site Opera presented the U.S. premiere of Darius Milhaud’s La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). OSO partnered with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrated the 125th birthday of Milhaud and was dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society. La mère coupable also marks the completion of OSO’s three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais’ (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays.


About the The Garage:

The Garage is located at 611 West 50th street between 11th and 12th, in the midtown west section of New York. Located just off the Joe Dimaggio [West Side Highway] and mere blocks from the piers 92/94, The Garage is owned by famed designer and activist Kenneth Cole. The Garage reflects his sharp, modern style and sports a decidedly new york edge. Situated on the ground level, the industrial styled venue occupies a historical 18th century piano factory, now converted and restored to a 6,775 sq. ft. venue space. The garage retains its original polished concrete floors, blank white walls, and high ceilings featuring state-of-the-art AV and lighting. The multipurpose white box space is ideal for exhibitions, corporate and private events, meetings/seminars, consumer product launches, media and press events, pop-up marketing initiatives, in addition to fashion shows and film/photo shoots. www.thegarage611.com

in partnership with

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

611 West 50th Street, New York, NY, United States
  • On Site Opera immerses you in opera theme park settings like…Kenneth Cole’s super cool Garage…The overall effect of the unusual and dramatic setting made this production exciting. The singing was outstanding throughout.

    Berkshire Fine Arts
  • Three cheers for On Site Opera, for completing its trilogy of works based on Beaumarchais’ 18th century “Figaro” plays and digging deep into the repertoire to deliver some lesser known works…a triumph.

    Broadway World
  • On Site Opera, the company that specializes in staging works in offbeat locales, has devised a sparkling, bare-­boned production at the Garage, a raw, warehouse­-sized space on New York’s Lower West Side.

    Musical America
  • An ambitious production, compellingly staged.

    Parterre Box

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